Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.09%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.09%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Manufacturing , Oil & Gas and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia gained 0.09%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Magnit (MCX: MGNT ), which rose 3.07% or 195.0 points to trade at 6550.0 at the close. NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ) added 2.86% or 14.7 points to end at 528.1 and Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX: MOEX ) was up 2.73% or 3.17 points to 119.37 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Ros Agro PLC (MCX: AGRODR ), which lost 4.04% or 26 points to trade at 629 in late trade. PIK (MCX: PIKK ) declined 3.40% or 11.00 points to end at 312.80 and Inter rao ees (MCX: IRAO ) shed 1.89% or 0.0675 points to 3.5080.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 110 to 103 and 24 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 1.82% to 17.800.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.29% or 3.60 to $1249.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.52% or 0.86 to hit $57.55 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 1.96% or 1.22 to trade at $63.42 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.16% to 59.2835, while EUR/RUB fell 0.01% to 69.7183.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.21% at 93.95.

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